Creature — Zombie

At the beginning of your upkeep, tap Carnophage unless you pay 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Exodus (EXO) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Carnophage Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Mono Black Pauper

10 months ago

You sure about Vampire Bats? Flying is swell, but I think a quick and low-to-the-ground deck like this might prefer something like Carnophage or Carrion Feeder .

hungry000 on Decks for new players

1 year ago

Alright, I finished a few decks over the last couple hours or so.

Humans: $15 Humans (Elite Inquisitors are for some spicy Vampire/Werewolf/Zombie hate)

Vampires: $15 Madness Vampires (Stromkirk Noble in place of Vampire Lacerator/Indulgent Aristocrat can be cool against the humans deck)

Here's a bonus Kor equipment deck I made for fun a while ago but never posted on tappedout: $15 Kor Equipment

I tried to make a decent zombies deck that fit within the budget but it's such a popular tribe that all the semi-good cards are over $1 each, which made it nigh impossible to make something good. If you're fine with pauper decks though, here's a zombie deck I made in that format: Suicide is occasionally the answer. It's like 10 bucks without the sideboard and can hold up pretty well against other non-competitive modern decks (and is really fun in multiplayer with Shepherd of Rot heheh).

If you don't mind using non-pauper legal cards, I suggest you make these edits:

The last two add $8ish to the price tag but with them the deck becomes more competitive and easier to play. That said, managing your life total is pretty fun if you enjoy a challenge, and chaining together Maggot Carriers with Ghoulcaller's Chant to hit the opponent for the last few points of damage is pretty satisfying. Do what you want with it.

APPLE01DOJ on Zombie

2 years ago

Fairly sure Carnophage is illegal in modern. Sangrophage or Diregraf Ghoul could be replacements.

Firebones675 on Lyzolda, the Blood Witch

2 years ago

Generally speaking, the more people in the game, the longer the game will last. This is due to the starting life being 40 in multiplayer and that there are more people to interact with. It's also more likely for a removal spell or boardwipe to be drawn to take out your creatures.

What all this boils down to is that you aren't going to be able to just sweep in and bash face as even if you focus down on one player, by the time you kill them, the others will have a more developed board. As a result trying to play for a longer game by using less of cheap creatures that will get quickly outclassed in the long game like Carnophage and look at ways to keep going in the late game like Phyrexian Arena and Stalking Vengeance.for the most part the deck is set up decently as it is for a multiplayer environment whereas the sideboard is what has more of an emphasis on 2-player games

RoarMaster on Pattern Recognition #24 - Ninjutsu

2 years ago

I gotta agree with most of what you had to say. Ive waited forever for them to see some support, and Im afraid the weak attempt in planechase may be all we get.

I feel like you could have mentioned the cool interaction between First Strike/Double Strike and Ninjutsu. If you give a creature First Strike, that critter can deal damage and then be returned for ninjutsuing in a ninja to deal damage during the regular damage phase.

Oh, and although blue is not known for its 'smash face' approach, neither are ninjas. Black is pretty smashy, Grinning Demon, Carnophage, ect. BUT, what both Blue, Black, and Ninjas have in common is being evasive. So I really dont think that ninjas are taking U/B out of their combat zones. No other colors do Flying, Fear, Shadow, and Unblockable like U/B.

This is what I have been running. Surprisingly fun, fast, and complex. Ornithopter Insertion - Ninja Human Tribal($30)

DaJudge12 on Thrill-Kill Blitz! (Pauper Rakdos Aggro )

2 years ago

Depends if you want a play set of Spike Jester in the deck or not. I'd suggest removing one or two of either Carnophage and/or Vampire Lacerator. The one drop for 2/2 is nice but if you really want to smash your opponents face in, you gotta be quick and haste does that trick. Also, I'm not a huge fan of losing life via my own card effects, that's another reason why I would remove them.

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